Unconscious Bias Workshop (UBW)

State: District of Columbia
Level of Government: Federal
Opps ID: NBD00159471877217009
Posted Date: Jul 30, 2020
Due Date: Aug 4, 2020
Solicitation No: 70VT1520R00008
Source: Members Only
Unconscious Bias Workshop (UBW)
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
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Department/Ind. Agency
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Original Published Date: Jul 29, 2020 09:40 pm EDT
  • Original Date Offers Due: Aug 04, 2020 10:00 am EDT
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: Aug 14, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code: U001 - EDUCATION/TRAINING- LECTURES
  • NAICS Code: 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
  • Place of Performance:
    Washington , DC 20528

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price contract under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) using FAR Part 13 to the responsible Offeror whose proposal conforming to this synopsis/solicitation will offer the best value to the Government, price and other factors considered.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) or Reference Number is: 70VT1520R00008.

This RFP and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-07.

This acquisition is set aside for 100% Total Small Businesses. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 611430 – Professional and Management Development small business size is $11 Million.

The Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINS), Description, Quantities, and Units of Measure are:

See Attachment A (Schedule of CLINS and Statement of Work.) The anticipated date for contract award is on or about August 2020.

The Contractor shall provide Unconscious Bias Workshop (UBW) Training.

The period of performance for this requirement is a twelve month base period and 2 (two) twelve-month option periods. The place of performance shall be the Government facilities and Virtual.

The provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors – Commercial applies to this acquisition. The following addendum has been attached to this provision: Offerors’ submissions shall include the following information: Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS); North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code; Contact Name; Contact Email Address; Contact Telephone and Fax Number; Complete Business Mailing Address. Offerors must submit the name and contact information of at least three relevant past performance (relevant is defined as work similar in size, scope and complexity to the work identified in the SOW) references wherein they provided the same type and scope of service as required by this RFP. References shall be for services provided within the last three years. Each Offeror shall submit their Technical Proposal and associated documents as a separate electronic attachment from the Pricing Proposal. The Pricing Proposal attachment shall include the completed Pricing Table in Attachment A.

The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following factors shall be used to evaluate proposals: 1) Prior Experience and Capabilities 2) Past Performance and 3) Price. Prior Experience and Capabilities and Past Performance are of descending order of importance. However, when combined, they are significantly more important than price. Price may become the determining factor for award as proposals become equal based on other factors. The Government will determine whether the price, inclusive of all options (including the options available under FAR 52.217-8), is fair and reasonable, and whether the price of the base period and the option period (including the option(s) represented by FAR 52.217-8), in combination with the other evaluation criteria specified in the solicitation, represents the best value to the Government. The technical proposal shall include details describing the contractor’s ability to understand the services required as outlined in the Statement of Work. Technical proposal shall not exceed twenty (20) pages. This page count does not include cover pages, resumes or past performance references. There are no page limitations to the price proposal.

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications—Commercial Items. The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov.

The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions—Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: None.

The provision at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses applicable to this requirement are: The clause at 52.222-3 Convict Labor, 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports, 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance, 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity; 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management.

The following additional clauses are cited: FAR 52.202-1 Definitions, 52.203-3 Gratuities, 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees, 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures, 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights, 52.204-7 System for Award Management, 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications, 52.222-17 Non-Displacement of Qualified Workers, 52.222-50 Combat Trafficking in Persons, 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving, 52.227-14 Rights in Data – General, 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations, 52.233-1 Disputes, 52.233-3 Protest after Award, 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim, 52.243-3 Changes – Fixed Price, 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, 52.217-9 Option to Extend Term of the Contract; 3052.209-70 Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates, 3052.215-70 Key Personnel or Facilities, 3052.242-72 Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative. Full text of FAR clauses and provisions incorporated by reference can be found at www.acquisition.gov and HSAR Clauses at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHSARA.HTM

Rating under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) – N/A.

Questions concerning this RFP must be received via email to the point of contact noted below no later than 4:00 PM. ET on July 31, 2020. In order to receive responses to questions, Offerors must cite the section, paragraph number, and page number. Proposals are due no later than August 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM ET and must be submitted electronically (via email) to the individuals noted in section “xvi”. A separate solicitation document is not available.

For more information regarding this RFP please contact Sheri Brooks, Contracting Officer, sheri.brooks@oig.dhs.gov or 202-604-1084.

Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • WASHINGTON , DC 20528
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact

  • Jul 29, 2020 09:40 pm EDTCombined Synopsis/Solicitation (Original)

Related Document

Aug 4, 2020[Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)] Unconscious Bias Workshop (UBW)


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